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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password

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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password
    OK, so i was given a Powermac G4 that my buddy didn't want anymore. He took his HDD, so I put in an 80GB i had lying around. I then tried to boot from the OS

    BUT

    I've determined that the open firmware password is enabled...and of course my friend didn't know/remember he did that

    I have tried removing/adding RAM DIMMS and then trying to reset the PRAM. It doesnt work. In fact none of the fixes i have found have worked for me.

    Some one help!

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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password

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    NEVERMIND!

    I cant believe i made such a simple mistake....

    I supposed if one tries to use a DVD, make sure you are actually using a DVD Drive, and not a CD-ROM drive...

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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password
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    Have a look at this link, go down to procedures:-

    http://homepage.mac.com/codesamurai/...20Password.txt

    Let's know how you go?

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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password
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    Drat you beat me! Great and yes a DVD drive would help with an install DVD.

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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password
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    I am having a similar problem! cant get past the blinking question mark/folder that comes up! i put in a install disc in the DVD drive, but nothing happens!
    D-MAC

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    Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-MAC View Post
    I am having a similar problem! cant get past the blinking question mark/folder that comes up! i put in a install disc in the DVD drive, but nothing happens!
    Did you reboot your system with the install media in the drive and held down the c key?
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